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A Practical Guide to Successful Retirement

  • Wed 18 May 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Online
    • Anne Cannings, Retirement Life Plan
    • Nigel Pacey, Retirement Life Plan

Retirement is a major life transition. It is likely to last many years. While for many it is the reward for years of hard work, for a significant proportion retirement is not the positive experience they expected. This workshop uses an evidenced based approach to explore the key challenges and adjustments required, and identifies what we need to do, beyond the financial planning, to ensure a fulfilling future.

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Public and Environmental Liability

  • Tue 10 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Frazer Murray-Hall, BA CIP MIAgrM, The Davies Group

The aim of this webinar is to identify the key issues of Environmental Impairment Liability and to take away some of the mystery or misunderstanding that is commonly found with this complex area of claims.

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Annual General Meeting 2022

  • Thu 05 May 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We need you! (To get down to our AGM, that is...) Your council invites you to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Bedford and Milton Keynes. Hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members. If you feel you could make a positive contribution, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved.

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Young Professionals: How to Demonstrate and Develop Credibility

  • Thu 21 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online

This webinar, aimed at young professionals, explores the characteristics of credibility and how to use it in an authentic way in business conversations. It also explores the importance of presence and confidence in credibility, even when not speaking. The aim of this webinar is for delegates to identify the knowledge and practical solutions on how to use gravitas and personal impact authentically.

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Creating and Claiming Value in negotiation

  • Wed 06 Apr 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance UpSkill

This masterclass in negotiation focuses on how to create and claim value in a negotiation. A critical skill in a hard market. We will look at how to ensure the negotiation does not become focused around price and premium by discussing how to create value in a negotiation through identifying interests. We will focus on how to identify distributive interests (win-lose), integrative interests (win-win) and common interests. We will then build on this by looking at how you create a strategy for placing a value on these interests for you and your negotiation partner and then how you present proposals in which value is created for all but in a way that you end up claiming the lion's share.

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23 March 2022 - Join us for a live Yoga at your Desk session with Liz Willis (Part 2)

  • Wed 23 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Yoga at your desk is great for anyone who spends a lot of time at their desks, either at home or in an office. This series of 2 classes will start with a general overview, with the subsequent session targeting specific areas - shoulders, hips and back.

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Legal Update: Overcoming Risks in the New Normal

  • Mon 21 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jonathan Edwards, Harrison Clark Rickerbys
    • Adam Finch, Harrison Clark Rickerbys
    • Rachel Roberts, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Insurance specialists from law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, will present on how to overcome organisational risks emerging from the pandemic, and will provide a general insurance legal update. Topics include: • Managing employment risks around the shift to hybrid working • Cyber risks and their financial, operational, and reputational impacts • General update on personal injury claims.

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Cross Sales and Growing Existing customers - 16 March 2022 at 12pm

  • Wed 16 Mar 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Nick Thomas

This 60 minute webinar covers the importance of cross sales and will enable attendees to understand what prevents cross sales and how to remove these obstacles. The aim of the workshop is to enable attendees to understand the key factors essential for cross selling and how to achieve them.

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Property Insurance, premium increases

  • Fri 11 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

Given the rebuild cost inflation is so high the already significant worry of property under insurance in the UK is going to get worse. It is estimated that over 80% of policies have incorrect property sums insured and that is before the 2022 cost increases. The presentation, delivered by Alan Chandler one of the UK's most popular insurance presenters, will look at what clients need to take into when settling Buildings sums insured. Alan will explore why under insurance is so common, the effects of under insurance for the client and why under insurance is an increasing cause of Professional Indemnity claims against brokers.

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The “purpose of duty” and a major new approach to professional negligence claims from the Supreme Court

  • Thu 03 Mar 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance UpSkill

In 2021 the Supreme Court, consisting of seven justices, handed down judgment in two cases (Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP and Khan v Meadows). These are two major decisions that will have a major impact on anyone who provides professional services and how claims should be approached. The Supreme Court has created a new roadmap and provided guidance on this area of law that will have major ramifications. This session will take you through the decisions of the Supreme Court and provide guidance on how providers of professional services should be taking steps now to mitigate the risk of claims being made against them, as well as looking at how the decisions will impact claims.

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Insurance Institute of Bedford and Milton Keynes Annual Dinner on 25th February 2022

  • Fri 25 Feb – Sat 26 Feb
  • Jurys Inn, Milton keynes

Join us for us for our Annual Dinner which will be held on the 25th February 2022 at the Jury's Inn Hotel, Milton Keynes.

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Reviewing contracts for their insurance implications - 23 February 2022

  • Wed 23 Feb 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Online
    • Nick Thomas

Reviewing contracts for their insurance implications This session is an excellent opportunity for delegates to better understand a service that is often requested by clients. The session explores the main issues typically found in contracts from both a broker and insurer viewpoint

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Making the most of Microsoft Teams

  • Thu 17 Feb 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Glyn Brooks, Brooklyn Education

This webinar is aimed at new Teams users or those with experience, but are keen to further their knowledge of additional features. The session will provide an overview of the platform and its core features.

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How to write assignments

  • Tue 15 Feb 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

This webinar will explain how best to construct your coursework assignments, providing examples and answers relevant to the question being asked. The session will also explore referencing and how to differentiate between key words to make the most of your word count.

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Defined Benefits Pension Transfer

  • Mon 24 Jan 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Luton Hilton Garden Inn

Join us for this Face to Face event where John Trayner will cover off all things defined benefits transfer. Get your 5 hours required FCA structured CPD Here

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BI Regional Update

  • Thu 20 Jan 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Roland Romata, RR Compliance

We have all closely followed the BI Test case launched by the FCA late 2020, with the final judgment having been handed down on 15 January 2021. The outcome was clear and far-reaching. The case highlighted the ongoing exposure of insurance brokers who arranged the relevant policies (who should have by now reassessed their advice process under ICOBS, duty of care to clients). Now that the noise has settled, we will review how the industry acted on the findings and what (if any) other implications have emerged.

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Young Professionals: Writing your Development Plan

  • Mon 17 Jan 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Samantha Ridgewell, Empower Development

Attending courses and webinars is great for increasing knowledge. Learning, however, only begins in the classroom, it is how we use our knowledge in practice that impacts our career development. This session will guide you through the steps to identify your learning needs and take meaningful action to develop them.

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Navigating the hard cyber market

  • Thu 13 Jan 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Stephen Ridley, Hiscox UK

This session will look at the factors currently influencing the cyber market, and leading insurers to increase rates and tighten terms. It will give an insight in to claims trends, and how companies can best protect themselves; both from the impact of these changes, and from cyber risk more generally.

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Redefining your Relationship with Stress

  • Tue 14 Dec 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Nick Bloy, Wellbeing Republic

Stress is ubiquitous and, to make matters worse, most of us are reminded on a regular basis that it’s bad for our health. Yet, the research findings are mixed. While stress can undermine both our physical and mental health, it can also enhance it. This webinar will explore why we may need to rethink the ‘stress is bad’ mantra that most of us have been brought up to believe. We’ll also look at how to redefine our relationship with stress to maximise performance and mental health, by identifying key skills to help see stress through a new lens.

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WEBINAR - Cyber

  • Wed 08 Dec 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

Cyber risk is a growing issue for all businesses, so brokers and insurers need to understand the risks and insurance cover available. This session reviews the cyber risk insurance solutions available in this rapidly changing class.

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